Rayagada, April 8 (LocalWire): What would you do if your scooter doesn’t start just after getting it serviced? Or you just walk out of the pub and your scooter refuses to switch on the ignition? Well! Not to worry!
Just wear your helmet or call a cab because your helmet will refuse to allow you to drive without it and while you have had a few pegs more than the permissible limits.
Gyanranjan Patnaik, a final year student of the Gandhi Institute of Science and Technology from Rayagada invented the ‘smart helmet’ to ensure safe rides on a two-wheeler.
The idea struck him a a few months back when he met with an accident. So, he along with his friends Robin Benia, Uttam Kumar Karik, S Nivas Manikanta he started this project.
‘Since childhood, I used to fancy electronics and wanted to do something for the betterment of the people,’ says Gyan, as he is popularly known.
Patnaik says a the helmet is designed such, that a two-wheeler will not operate unless the driver wears the helmet and it will stop functioning once the helmet is removed as the helmet includes a transmitter (TX) and the bike has a receiver (RX).
Moreover, the helmet is so smart that its sensor can detect alcohol levels of the driver and kill the engine preventing drunk driving, said Gyanaranjan.
The Head of Department, Kaliprasad Acharya, Principal Badal Acharya, faculty and batchmates of GIST College have helped our team by supporting us during this project, he added.
Expressing happiness over the product, Gobind Prasad Rath, managing director of the college, said, ‘I hope accidents will be minimised by this invention. I will ensure this smart helmet gets recognition nationally and internationally.’
‘I always wanted to be an inventor from my childhood. Now, that I have invented something useful, I want to fulfil my dream of seeing the product being used, so that it can save lives in times of need,’ said Patnaik.